[clipart]When I was fiddling with my JavaScript (sounds obscene) for the MIX 10k Challenge, I was obviously interested in shrinking the code as small as possible. I was also interested in learning some best practices that would produce tighter minified code but would not reduce the readability and integrity of the unminified source. Read the rest of this entry …

§552 · January 18, 2010 · Uncategorized · 6 comments · Tags:


[clipart]I decided to install the latest version of WordPress. In the process I uncovered some real craziness on the part of my host provider (GoDaddy) but thankfully got that all sorted out. In the 5 years I’ve had this website I’ve accumulated a lot of cruft. As a result, I decided to only restore the stuff I think people still might be linking to. If something is missing, please contact me. On the blog, I’ve restored every post/comment, of course. It might be time for me to start working out a new blog redesign, but in the interim this one is minimalist enough.

I also permanently moved from my subdomain (blog) to www.codedread.com/blog/ so feel free to update your links (though old links should still work).

§558 · January 16, 2010 · SiteNews, Software, Technology, Web · Comments Off on Testing Out New Theme · Tags:


[clipart]I came across the MIX 10k Coding Challenge on the weekend, and on a whim I decided to submit one of my old SVG demos to the contest. The 10k challenge’s tagline is “What could you create for the Web if you had only 10 kilobytes of code?”. The rules didn’t explicitly say I could use pure SVG, they mention SVG/Canvas in the context of HTML5 only, but I thought I’d give it a shot. It’s in the spirit of the contest, after all. At the very least it would encourage Microsoft to clarify the rules and at the very best it would be accepted and the rules updated to allow pure SVG applications. Looks like it was my lucky day. Read the rest of this entry …

§551 · January 14, 2010 · JavaScript, Microsoft, Software, SVG, Technology, Tips, Web · 4 comments · Tags: , , , ,


[clipart]So Alexis and wormsxulla and all the translators and anyone who opened a bug against SVG-edit should really just be proud, because SVG-edit 2.4, codenamed Arbelos, is now released. Try out the DEMO now. Read the rest of this entry …

§550 · January 11, 2010 · JavaScript, RIA, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · Comments Off on Just Ship It! · Tags: , ,